The National League for Nursing (2009) states that nurse educators must commit to diversity in education by reviewing practices that favor and exclude students. First generation college students (FGCS) have a background that may hinder success and require support to overcome barriers in a nursing program- including mobile device acceptance. A cross-sectional survey of 37 students showed significant differences; FGCS have higher results than non-FGCS in six of the eight key constructs of mobile device acceptance. Mobile devices may help bridge the digital divide. By increasing emphasis on mobile device functioning in the nursing curriculum, nurse educators can continue to promote diversity.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Gapp, DeAnna and Wu, Tsu-Yin, "First Generation College Students and Mobile Device Acceptance in Nursing Education" (2015). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 46.